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House of Commons Hansard
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Haemophilia: Blood Transfusions
06 March 2007
Volume 457
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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment was made of the likely effect on affected people with haemophilia of receipt of the information before the decision was taken to write to them informing them of their at risk status for public health purposes in relation to vCJD; and what alternatives were considered before it was decided to write to them in the terms which were used. [120760]

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No such specific assessment has been made. Patients have been notified through the clinicians who treat them for haemophilia and bleeding disorders. Those specialist clinicians are best placed to identify the specific needs of their patients.